McCain Holds Narrow Edge in Mich.

Independents, Dems power revitalized senator over Romney
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 7:57 AM CST
Republican presidential hopeful, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., checks his wireless e-mail device on his campaign bus in Brighton, Mich., before heading to a rally, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – John McCain holds a slim lead over Mitt Romney going into tomorrow’s primary in Michigan, according to the latest Reuters/C-Span/Zogby poll. The Arizona senator leads Romney 27% to 24%, within the poll’s margin of error. “It’s very close, and it’s been very close every day that we’ve polled,” says pollster John Zogby. Mike Huckabee holds third with 15%; everyone else is in single digits.

“Democrats and independents are giving McCain whatever edge he has,” Zogby says;  both can vote in either primary in Michigan. Nearly a fifth of McCain’s supporters say they’d made up their minds in the days after the New Hampshire primary. “He’s getting a little bump,” Zogby says. Hillary Clinton is the only top-tier Democratic candidate on Michigan's Democratic ballot.